‘Smallville’ Actress Erica Durance Has Two Children- Who Is Her Husband? More On Age, Height & Net Worth

Erica Durance, an American actress

From an early age, Canadian actress Erica Durance followed her passion for acting and now, stands among prominent TV figures. A trainee of Yaletown Actors Studio, Durance is widely famous as Lois Lane in DC’s superhero-based series Smallville (2004-2011). Moreover, she worked on another DC project Supergirl.

Erica broadened her TV grip with her 5-years of screen time as the main cast Dr. Alex Reid in Saving Hope (2012-17). Already with 2 decades in the industry, her acting justifies her characters and keeps fans longing for her upcoming works.

There is no doubt that the famous actress also draws a lot of attention to her personal life and relationships. Here we are with the info you may want to know.

Erica Durance Parents and Family- What’s Her Age and Height?

Born on June 21, 1978, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Erica is one of three children to Canadian parents Gail Durance and Joel Durance. She grew up with her older brother and sister (Jenny) on a turkey farm in Three Hills.

Following high school, Durance went to Vancouver in 1999 to pursue a career in acting and has since made numerous visits to the United States for work.

Erica Durance and her sister Jenny
Erica Durance and her sister Jenny; Image Source: [email protected]

As of June 2024, Erica Durance is 45 years old and has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).

As for fans’ curiosity, yeah, she is left-handed. She is Canadian by nationality and has French-Candian ancestry. Her birth sign is Gemini.

Married Twice But Divorced Both Husbands- She Is Mother Of Two

The Saving Hope actress has been married twice, but it seems both her marriage didn’t work out in the end. Most recently, she was living with her second husband, David Plaffy, a Canadian actor, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

After 18 years of marriage, Erica and David separated in April 2023, as a rep for the actress broke the news to TMZ. However, the two didn’t disclose the date or reason behind the separation.

They released a joint statement, “Out of respect for our children that’s all that will be conveyed at this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we navigate the next chapter in our lives.”

The now-former duo met while she studied acting at Yaletown Actors where Plaffy was her coach. They began dating in 2001 (a couple of years after Erica’s divorce from her first husband), and would later tie the knot on January 8, 2005.

Husband of Erica Durance and her sons including a step-son (eldest)
Erica Durance’s husband and her sons including a step-son (eldest); Image Source: [email protected]

Together, the couple welcomed two children both sons; Lochlan William Pallfy (b. February 10, 2015) and Liam Jeffrey Palffy (b. December 7, 2016). Furthermore, she became a mother of a stepson from her husband’s previous relationship.

Who Is Durance’s Ex-Husband?

Before David, Durance was in a marital relationship with then-spouse Wesley Parker (first husband) for 3 years until they divorced in 1999.

Does Erica Durance Have Instagram?

The three-time Saturn Award nominee often shares a glimpse of her family on her social media platforms. Her Instagram account @durance.erica has more than 2732 followers as of 2024.

In June 2022, Durance joined Twitter under the handle @OfficialDurance. Her previous Twitter account @ED_DURANCE had more than 97.4K followers.

How Much Is The Net Worth of Erica Durance?

The Smallville actress Erica Durance has an estimated net worth of $5 million in 2024. Back in 2021, the Celebrity Net Worth alleged her fortune at $4.5 million.

The core source of her income is her acting career and has more than 40 acting credits from her career journey of more than two decades. Most famously, she worked as the main cast in Smallville which opened her on-screen prominence with roles in Saving Hope and Supergirl.

However, Durancec has yet to comment on the exact figure of her salary. It’s obvious that she could have earned tens of thousands of dollars an episode, after all, the actress has significant roles and years of experience. An actor in the starting phase can earn $57,000 per year on average.

She lives in her 7,000-square feet house in West Vancouver, British Colombia. The 3-story property has a French Colonial mixed with modern-style decoration with a garden and a theatre in the basement.

Breakthrough From ‘Smallville’ and Then In ‘Saving Hope’

Discovered by agent/talent scout Jeff Palffy, Erica first worked in commercials and as a background actor. Turned professional in 2001, she guest-starred in The Lone Gunmen, and a year later, worked in The Untold (2002). Then, she made brief appearances in Andromeda, Tru Calling, Stargate SG-1, and The Collector.

Durance’s career breakthrough came after landing as Lois Lane in the superhero TV series Smallville (2004- 11). She was originally a recurring cast in Season 4 but turned into the main cast through Seasons 5-10, totaling 141 episodes. The TV series stars Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, and Eric Johnson.

Erica Durance as Lois Lane in Smallville
Erica Durance as Lois Lane in Smallville; Image Source: Super Hero Hype

Then from 2012 to 2017, Erica Durance portrayed Dr. Alex Reid in the supernatural medical drama series Saving Hope. Other notable casts of the series were Michelle Nolden, Michael Shanks, Daniel Gillies, Julia Taylor Ross, Kristopher Turner, Wendy Crewson, and Glenda Braganza.

Moreover, the actress notably had a recurring role as Alura (Supergirl’s biological mother) in Supergirl (2017-19); she replaced Laura Benanti in the role. Later, she guest-starred in Batwoman and Private Eyes.

Throughout these years, she worked in movies: The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006) and Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012). Her TV film credits include Island Heat: Stranded (2006), I Me Wed (2007), Final Verdict (2009), and Christmas Stars (2019).

In 2022, Durance made notable TV movie appearances in Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez, We Need A Little Christmas, and the Hallmark movie Color My World With Love.

What Is Erica Durance Doing Now?

Erica has been into TV films in recent years. Having worked in two TV films: Ms. Christmas Comes to Town and Unexpected Grace in 2023, she portrayed Lily in the 2024 TV movie A Scottish Love Scheme.

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